Two long-serving U.S. troubleshooters in the Middle East -- Dennis B. Ross and Elliott Abrams -- received The Washington Institute's prestigious Scholar-Statesman Award before nearly 400 guests at a gala dinner Thursday, December 6, 2012, at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Institute also paid special tribute to two New York area civic leaders, Lorraine and Richard Abramson.
The Scholar-Statesman Award celebrates outstanding leaders who, through their public service and professional achievements, exemplify the idea that sound scholarship and a discerning knowledge of history are essential to wise and effective policy and the advancement of peace and security in the Middle East.
Scholar-Statesman Award Honorees
Since 2010, the event has also recognized luminaries from the Institute's board of trustees, respected leaders in business, philanthropy, and civic life who believe in the power of ideas. Their leadership and vision has strengthened their communities and the Institute's ability to fulfill its mission.
Washington institute Leaders
2012: Lorraine and Richard Abramson
2011: John M. Shapiro
2010: Howard P. Berkowitz
For information about the Scholar-Statesman Award, email the Institute's press office or call 202-452-0650.